Thanks for the warm welcome!
Can anyone offer me some assistance. I'm quite small, and my hands are pretty small (I'm a girl and I'm a girl with small hands). I originally had my eyes dead set on the Santana SE, but I've heard the wide/fat neck might be too thick for me? So now I'm thinking about the custom 24 se in trampas green.. I won't be able to play any of these to try them out as I'm overseas but if anyone has any guidance or advice...? Also idk if this is the right forum page to post this on but advice would be greatly appreciated
Thank you. I have always been in the camp that feels that guitars are built to be played and not to be just looked at. Unfortunately, the plan in 2000 was that my son would go on to a lifetime of playing and, as he got older, would have a great playing collection. It never did work out that way and, as a result, I'm on the opposite side of my own argument about playing versus collecting.Welcome Rob.
It's a shame to have all that stuff just sitting in a case. I wouldn't expect Private Stock numbers in that range in and of themselves to increase value much. The used Private Stock market hasn't been great recently. That said a Brazilian Santana should get some interest and tigers eye is always a good colour - double the goodness on a hollow body.
Nice to see that music is a family affair.
Great to be able to share the experience with your children. Welcome.
My name is Ted. I came home from Sweetwater's Gearfest with my first USA PRS model.
I was first introduced to PRS almost three years ago when my daughter, who was about ready to turn 16, wanted to upgrade her first guitar from the Agile AL-2000. After trying a few guitars out, she settled on the PRS SE Custom 24 "Floyd". I was set aback by the quality of the guitar. A year or so ago, I purchased a used PRS Torero (I like neck through instruments) whose pickups were removed. I installed EMG's and then went about experimenting with swapping out the chrome hardware for black to see if it would be difficult at all- this was because my daughter wants black hardware on her guitar.
Working on them, I've gained an appreciation for them even though these are Korean made guitars.So at my local music stores I was curious about the USA models, and was simply blown away!
Since both of my daughters are musicians (the 19 year old plays guitar and my 23 year old is a singer), for four years running we make a family trip to Sweetwater's gearfest. This year I walked away with a PRS Custom 24 Floyd Rose in Violet. Paul Reed Smith was in the tent when I bought it and was kind enough to sign it for me! We've met him a handful of times, and he's all gracious.
Honestly, Violet is not my first choice, but this guitar will be willed to my daughter who's PRS CE Custom 24 "Floyd" is...you guessed it...Violet. It may even be a college graduation present, but we'll see.
See you around the forums,
Hey everyone. Thanks for letting me in the door. I'm pretty new to PRS actually. I had one many years ago - I think it was a black McCarty - but I didn't have it long. Not exactly sure why but as is often the case, I was much younger and things were more unpredictable.
Flash forward to 2017..... I fell in love with a Paul's Guitar online earlier this year. Couldn't get it out of my mind. Watched more reviews and online demos than I can even remember. Kept going back hoping it had sold but it hadn't. So I sent the email.... and now I own it. Took me a while to figure it out. We almost didn't connect. It wasn't like the Fenders I grew up playing or the Gibsons I've now played for the last couple of years. I had to let it be itself I guess.
But wait there's more. Now it also has a McCarty 594 and Hollowbody II to keep it company. And another possibly on the way....